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Edouard Mendy deserved to be in Ballon d’Or shortlist, says Koulibaly

Mon 11 October 2021 | 23:00

Napoli center-back Kalidou Koulibaly believes Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy should have been included in the 2021 Ballon d’Or shortlist.

The

Senegalese

defender spoke to the media after his country’s 4-1 victory over

Namibia

in the World Cup qualifiers.

When asked about this year’s Ballon d’Or nominations,

Koulibaly

claimed

Chelsea

goalkeeper

Mendy

deserved to be among the 30 best players of the year.

“It’s a real shame that Edou isn’t one of them. He is the first African goalkeeper to win the Champions League,”

the 30-year-old said

.

“We must continue to work and move forward. We have to do the double [the work] of some people to be well judged.

“Edou is a very positive person. We talked about it together. He will continue to fight to be part of it. For me, he has a place among these 30 players.”


source: SportMob

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